Two more actors have joined Lifetime’s original movie about Lizzie Borden.
Billy Campbell (“The Killing,” “Killing Lincoln”) will play her lawyer Andrew Jennings, and Clea Duvall (“American Horror Story: Asylum,” “Argo”) will play Emma, Borden’s sister.
Christina Ricci (“Pan Am”) will portray Borden. Ricci is known for dark characters in “The Addams Family” and “Sleepy Hollow,” and darker subject matter like “Black Snake Moan.”
Borden was tried and acquitted in the 1892 murders of her father Andrew Jackson Borden and his second wife Abby Durfee Gray Borden with an ax. No one else was ever charged with the unsolved crime.
Nick Gomez (“Veronica Mars,” “Blue Bloods”) will direct and Sony Pictures Television will produce. Judith Verno (“Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret,” “Blue Lagoon: The Awakening” and “Drew Peterson: Untouchable,” all Lifetime) exec produces the movie.
No writer has been confirmed for the movie yet.
Borden was a Fall River, Massachusetts resident her whole life, even after the trial’s publicity made her guilty in many peoples’ eyes. The hoopla would be reminiscent of that of someone like Amanda Knox today.
HBO, for its part, is also currently producing a miniseries exec produced and starring Chloe Sevigny (“Big Love”) on Lizzie Borden. “American Horror Story’s” most recent season, ironically, had a character named Grace who murdered her family in a similar fashion to Borden.